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November 1, 2023

Schumer Alum, House Chief of Staff Abbie Sorrendino Joins Public Strategies Washington

“Schumer Alum and House Chief of Staff Abbie Sorrendino joins Public Strategies Washington as Principal after 15-year Hill career spanning House and Senate, with deep ties to House and Senate leadership and the NY delegation.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public Strategies Washington (PSW) today announced that Abbie Sorrendino has joined the firm as Principal. Sorrendino most recently served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY 25), Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, and was a longtime aide to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY).

“We are so pleased to have Abbie joining our growing team,” said Patrick O’Neill, Managing Partner at PSW. “Her policy expertise, understanding of congressional process in both the House and Senate, and longstanding relationships with Democratic leaders on both sides of the Capitol will add a new dimension to what we offer our clients.”

Sorrendino has an extensive record as a senior policy and political staffer on Capitol Hill, having served in various strategic and senior roles across both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Throughout her 15 years of experience on Capitol Hill, Sorrendino has developed strong ties to leadership in both chambers and has deep experience in the New York Congressional Delegation. In addition to serving as both Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Rep. Morelle, Sorrendino was previously a longtime aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), including on the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

“Seeing Capitol Hill evolve through the last 15 years, I’ve had a front-row seat to tough policy fights and hard-fought wins. At Public Strategies Washington, I’m now in a position to leverage my policy expertise and political acumen to advocate for clients and causes across both the House and Senate,” said Abbie Sorrendino, Principal at PSW. “PSW’s reputation and record of success speaks for itself, and I look forward to joining and working alongside this stellar team.”

Sorrendino has overseen a diverse legislative portfolio including financial services, transportation, infrastructure, campaign finance reform, government oversight, and election administration. Her role on the Senate Rules Committee uniquely encompassed engagement with the entirety of the Senate – liaising with senior staffers from each Senate office. She has also worked closely with the House Rules, Armed Services, and Appropriations Committees and their respective senior leadership staffs. In addition to steering critical bicameral legislation, Sorrendino was a key political and fundraising adviser to Rep. Morelle, helping to secure re-election in 2022 despite difficult state and national trends.

Before her career on Capitol Hill, Sorrendino served as an Associate in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in 2009, a staffer on Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and previously was an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Syracuse, N.Y.

A native of Upstate New York, Sorrendino holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. and an M.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.


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